Kofax Acquires Kapow to Strengthen Its Multichannel Data Management

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    The Benefits of Big Data Hindered by Traditional Analytic Approaches

    Kofax acquired data integration software vendor Kapow Software this week for $47.5 million.

    Kofax specializes in a variety of information-related solutions, including information capture, mobile, analytics and process management.  Kapow offers real-time application integration, with a focus on supporting self-service integration for business users. Its core product, Kapow Katalyst, includes support for connectors to Hadoop and Informatica middleware.

    Kofax will use Kapow’s solution in conjunction with its own agile Big Data platform to provide easier access to “quantities of data that were not accessible before.”

    This is the second acquisition this year for Kofax, which acquired BI and analytics vendor Altosoft in March for $13.5 million.

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    Loraine Lawson
    Loraine Lawson
    Loraine Lawson is a freelance writer specializing in technology and business issues, including integration, health care IT, cloud and Big Data.

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